A Breach of Trust....Either You Are a Fiduciary, or You Are Not.
A fiduciary is a person or organization that acts on behalf of another person or persons, putting their client’s interest above their own in all instances. Being a fiduciary requires being bound, both legally and ethically, to act in their client’s best interest. In essence, they are the guardians of their client’s money.
Anytime the blended price of America’s 500 largest companies (S&P 500) drops by 34%, you know that there is something significantly wrong going on. This is the fourth time we have experienced this magnitude of decline in my thirty four year career and every time such an event comes around, we tend to surmise that, “this time it is different”. We conclude this because the details each crisis are fundamentally different from anything we have before faced.
We have shared other blogs with you that offer you some insight to the very temporary nature of a bear market as well as the illusion that equities are a dangerous place to invest. With these two blogs as a foundation, we would like to warn about certain types of investments that could really do serious damage to your retirement.
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